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Lighter plug What kind of fuse is inside the lighter plug. My plug was destroyed. I want to wire it direct but am afraid because it may have had a fuse or filter?

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First if you still have the old "lighter plug" unscrew the ribbed end cap of the cigarette lighter adapter and check to see what size the fuse is. If you don’t have it anymore it originally took a 1amp fuse. Do Not use anything bigger then a 1amp fuse....You can pick them up at your local electronics store like RadioShack. In fact they will have a cigarette lighter adapter for you just remember to take in your Cobra ESD 6000 Radar Detector...I hope this helps...Let me know... cbinny1

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Xrs797 radar detector not powering up


Check for a fuse inside the plug that you put into the cigar lighter. The silver end where the prong comes out should unscrew and hold a fuse in it.

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I plug my cord into the cigarette lighter. It will flash for a second then in is off. It will not power on the radar. I opened the plug but I did not see a fuse. Any help?


Have you tried unit in another cars plug-in? There should be a fuse between the silver tip of the plug and the wires connected to it. I would determine if the plug in is bad then the plug itself. If plug in is dirty plug is not making good connection to power unit. Plug in is also protected by a fuse in your cars fuse box.

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The simplest advice is to check the power connections. If connected to the cigar lighter / power outlet of the car, remove & reinsert the plug into the outlet.
Still no luck?
Try powering up the detector in another vehicle's cigar lighter / power jack. If it works - try again in your car. The problem is not with the detector, but rather with the installation in your car.
If wired directly to an accessory terminal or other place in the car, check the connection(s) and cable for damage.
If you can't try it in another car, try plugging another device into the outlet to see if it works or check and replace any blown fuse for the outlet. You should consult your car's owner's manual for the fuse box location - and the location and amp rating of the fuse for the outlet.
Check the power cord. Make sure the cord is fully inserted into the detector - not hanging in the jack. The opposite end - that goes into the cigar lighter / power outlet *may* have a built in fuse in the tip. You should check to see if the center tip of the plug unscrews to provide access to the fuse. If it does, replace any blown fuse with the same type and amp rating and try again.
If you were unable to check in another car and you are still unable to power up the detector, there may be an internal problem with detector itself. In this case, contact the manufacturer for additional help.

Jun 06, 2013 | Vehicle Parts & Accessories

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Does the passport 9500ix unit have a fuse in the detector or the plug. I was unable to locate the typical fuse that's usually in the plug.


  • There is no traditional fuse inside your radar. The only one that is protecting the wire is in the plug that goes into your cigarette lighter / ACC outlet. If your fuse blew and you replaced it with another 2 Amp or 3 Amp fuse and are getting no response I would start with the fuse that provides the power fuse to the outlet you were using when it blew. But no quick blow style fuse inside your radar.

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Did self check on start up and then stopped working fuse and power supply are okay


You checked the fuse that is contained inside the cigarette lighter adapter, correct?

If that fuse is blown, get a new one at your local electronics store.

You should also verify that the power from the cigarette lighter adapter is on. You can do that by testing it with the actual lighter, or you can use a voltmeter or test light to determine if power is reaching the lighter outlet.

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I HAVE A PASSPORT 95OOi AND I AM HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THE LASER ALERT IT GOES OFF CONTINUALLY IN VARIOUS PLACES AS I DRIVE, BUT ESPECIALLY ON THE EXPRESSWAY I DON'T THINK IT'S WORKING PROPERLY WHAT COULD...


This is most likely caused by either a somewhat flaky power connection inside or on the back side of your car's cigarette lighter socket, assuming that you are using your 9500i's standard coiled Smartcord, or it is caused by excessive alternator ripple (electrical noise). Usually installing the optional direct wire power cable resolves this issue. Also Escort can reprogram your 9500i to desensitize its laser circuitry, but it would be better to try the direct wire power solution first. The direct wire solution usually resolves this problem, especially if you tap power in your fuse box from one of the higher amperage fuse terminals such as 15A. Why? Because the higher amperage fuses have heavier cable leading directly back to your car's battery and tend to be more free of electrical noise.

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What wire do I choose


Your 8500 X50 draws less than 1 Amp of power. The best solution for hardwiring your radar detector is to purchase one of Escort's direct wire kits and then use an Add-A-Circuit (available at almost any auto parts store) to tap the direct wire kit's power into one of the vehicle fuse box's switched power fuses. I recommend tapping into a fuse which is rated for 10A or higher since the higher amperage fuse terminals have thicker wires running back to the car battery, and this generally provides cleaner power for the radar detector.

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Is there any way to direct wire a pasport x50 8500 direct into car without using cigarette lighter plug


Cut the plug. Attach the wire centered in the cig. lighter plug to 12V switched power, and the other to a ground.
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Laser alert


This is caused by electrical noise in your car's electrical system. Specifically, the problem is excessive alternator whine. This can be exacerbated by somewhat corroded contacts in your car's cigarette lighter socket or by a somewhat corroded vehicle wiring connection to the back side of the cigarette lighter socket.

One potential solution is to try a snap-on RF filter which is available at your local Radio Shack. You would snap this filter around the positive 12V wire leading to your car's cigarette lighter socket. Preferably, if there is enough free slack in the 12V wire leading to the cigarette lighter socket, you would wrap this wire through the RF filter twice before snapping the RF filter closed around the wire.

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Check the power lead - if it is a cigarette lighter socket type, often you can unscrew the end and you will find a small fuse in the plug - this could be the problem. If not, then is the detector still under warranty? if not open it up and send us a couple of photos of the insides. Hope this helps :)

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